Here and There in Frankfort


& nearby
Friday & Saturday

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Almost, Maine, a romantic comedy by John Cariani, three times in a dinner theater setting at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets for dinner and drama are $30 per person and may be reserved by calling 502-223-2177. For more info visit

The Music on the Mountaintop series continues at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St., with an Appalachian Square Dance. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 10-17. Children under 10 are admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the Pine Mountain Settlement School.
Eastern Kentucky musician, storyteller, and dance caller Randy Wilson will lead an evening of Appalachian square dancing.

UNITE Frankfort Show Choir presents “Dancing Through Life” at 7 p.m. T at Capital City Christian Church, Versailles Road at Locust Lane. A reception will follow.

Grand Theatre
These shows and events are planned for the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, 312 W. Main St., between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, by calling 502-352-7469 or at the door where so noted.

Saturday: A Louisville-based Pink Floyd tribute group will appear at 7:30 p.m. Tickets remain at $20, $25 and $35. Entitled Dark Side of the Wall, the tribute faithfully recreates the entire span of Pink Floyd’s career as the leading exponent of progressive rock.

Tuesday: A special one-hour school matinee performance by the New Shanghai Circus is set for 12:30 p.m.
The matinee will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Reservations are required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more information, contact Anne Taylor Renshaw at or call 502-320-1074.

Feb. 27: The National Theatre production of “War Horse” will be shown at 7 p.m. Since its first presentation in 2007, “War Horse” has become an international smash hit. The play takes audiences from rural England to the trenches of France during WW I. The production is anchored by the remarkable life-size puppets of South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Co., whose skilled artists bring the horses to life.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for students. The running time is about 3 hours, including an intermission.

March 1: A live, HD performance of The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Alexander Borodin’s “Prince Igor” will begin at noon. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production highlights the psychological journey of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as a backdrop. Bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov sings the title role. In her Met debut, soprano Oksana Dyka plays Prince Igor’s devoted wife. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met Orchestra.
“Prince Igor” is sung in Russian with English subtitles. The running time is about 4 hours, 15 minutes. Tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for students, and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

Next week
& beyond
The Frankfort Rotary International Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. The evening begins with a hospitality hour and a cash bar followed by the dinner at 7.
The dinner is open to the public; tickets are $25 per person. To make reservations, contact Paula Rutledge by Feb. 24 at or 502-223-1795.
The theme for this year’s dinner is “State of the World 2014.” The speaker will be John D. Stempel, recently retired as senior professor at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce who served as director of the school from 1993-2003.

The Frankfort High School Drama Club will present The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. The show is based on the real life experience of Anne Frank and her family living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II.
Stagings will be 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and March 1 and 3 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors. The play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.

A reception for artist Darrell Kincer is set for 5-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Drive. The exhibit, entitled “Currency,” continues through March 1 during regular KECU hours.

VFW Post 4075 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Mardi Gras Party as a fundraiser for cancer aid and research from 7-10 p.m. March 1. There will be foods of New Orleans and live music for $15 per person or $25 per couple. For more information contact Margaret Logan at 502-229-1762 or email

Good Shepherd School presents A Night at the Races March 1 at the Capital Plaza Hotel with drinks and appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and dancing beginning at 10. There will be live and silent auctions and a variety of other events. For more information call 502-227-4511 or 502-223-5041.

The drama department at Western Hills High School will stage “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. March 13-15 in the school auditorium. General admission will be $10 with student tickets priced at $8.

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